There are no two ways around it: this is a very difficult time for many people and a lot of folks out there are struggling financially.
And you would hope that during this time, landlords would be understanding, sympathetic, and they would cut their tenants a break as they struggle to pay the rent.
But, sometimes people can be really selfish and uncaring, which isn’t exactly breaking news.
People have taken to Twitter to call out extremely greedy landlords who are definitely not being cool during this trying time. I sincerely hope none of our readers are going through this out there, because this stuff is just unforgivable.
1. Raising rent now?
That’s very shady…
My friend’s landlord has stuck their rent up by £70 per month as they are due to renew. Mine stuck mine up, but not by as much. Think the principle of increasing rent when people aren’t allowed to move is quite bad.
— Charlotte Gill (@CharlotteCGill) April 14, 2020
2. They removed the front door.
This is terrible.
"In Narok, a woman was forced to spend the night in the cold after a landlady removed the front door of her house due to delayed rent amounting to Sh4,000"
*See why we must engage new ways of operating Open markets!! Bcz it's poor people who'll lose dignity over it* pic.twitter.com/h0SxpUM84H
— Scheaffer Okore (@scheafferoo) April 16, 2020
3. Gee, thanks for the tip.
And it better be there on the first of the month!
my apartment sent an email about staying safe during corona and ended it with “remember! you can pay your rent online!” pic.twitter.com/J9eG77ArH7
— Lauren Chanel Allen (@MichelleHux) March 17, 2020
4. Uhhhhhh, what?
That’s totally outrageous.
tell me why my landlord refused to hire someone to install our new toilet bc it was so easy that he could “do it himself”, but managed to fuck it up so bad that it brought our water bill to $14,190.80 pic.twitter.com/3sjqJGyBE0
— broderick “yo breaf stank so bad” (@heysofiah) April 14, 2020
5. Total scumbags.
Preying on people right now.
One woman, unable to pay her April 1 rent after losing her income due to the coronavirus crisis, said she texted a prospective landlord inquiring about a more affordable property. He responded with a dick pic. https://t.co/GnwQfglT0l via @ambiej
— Gina Rushton (@ginarush) April 16, 2020
6. This is sad.
Refusing to work with them.
Landlord refused to accept anything less than 100% of the rent we usually pay. In a time he knows it's impossible to earn that rent. I'm glad we're moving, glad we're not giving a man like that any more money. The building isn't the school, it's the people in it. We'll go again. https://t.co/wfu7f0FVyi
— Jordan Devlin (@Jordan_Devlin1) April 17, 2020
7. REMOVED THE ROOF.
It’s almost unthinkable.
— #COVID19KE 🇰🇪 (@COVID19Kenya) April 20, 2020
8. That’s so sketchy.
And it sounds illegal to me.
Horrifying text exchange between a landlord and tenant. This landlord’s going to jail (and getting sued): pic.twitter.com/SwHMtFLOn0
— Joshua Browder (@jbrowder1) April 19, 2020
9. Thrown out in the street.
Very greedy business.
Out horrible landlord. Email sent at 23:40 informing me to vacate by Friday April 17th, or we will extort you. The risk of health moving during a pandemic, greedy landlords need to be called out on how they deal with these things. pic.twitter.com/z3iUNHKwO2
— Cabray (@Joey_Cabray) April 17, 2020
10. Really sticking it to him.
What kind of people are they?
I’m 100% convinced that landlords are the greediest people ever. My landlady just told me that I owe over $1000 to move out of my college apartment by May 1st. Even tho she knew I moved home (temporarily) to take care of my grandparents, now she’s evicting me bc I have no income pic.twitter.com/0DigbSpN7K
— terrell indigibaddie benally ♥ (@BeatByBenally) April 19, 2020
11. Gimme that cash.
Like everyone’s bills aren’t just piling up right now?
My landlord just sent me this email, with a reminder that he wants to deal with me individually and that any money he thinks I'm getting from the government should go straight to him. I'm talking with my neighbours and strategizing about how best to collectively respond. pic.twitter.com/bbcsS0a6zY
— Josh Hawley (@squashhawley) April 15, 2020
Ugh. I never had it this bad, but these posts remind me of some pretty shitty landlords I had when I was younger.
How about you? Have you ever had to deal with a less-than-stellar landlord? Or maybe you’re even dealing with one NOW?
Tell us all about it in the comments, please!